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IECON 2024, Chicago, IL
November 3-6, 2024

Marek Jasinski

Head of the Industrial Electronics Division, Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Biography:  Marek Jasinski, Ph.D., and D.Sc. graduated with a master's degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) in 2000 (with distinctions from IEEE Poland Section (PS) and Association of Polish Electrical Engineers). Doctoral degree in the discipline of electrical engineering received from WUT in 2005, and habilitation (D.Sc. in 2018). The doctoral thesis was awarded by ABB. From 2021 the head of the Industrial Electronics Division at the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology. His research focuses on the control of power electronics converters for drives and renewable energy sources. In 2009 he was with Aalborg University within the VESTAS Power Program (consultant). In 2013/2014 he had an internship at RWTH-Aachen University – E.ON Energy Research Center Power Generation and Storage Systems in Germany. In 2020 he spent one month as a Temporary Associate Research Scientist at A&M Texas University at Qatar (TAMUQ), Smart Grid Center. He has co-authored two patents, three chapters in books, and over 101 refereed journal and conference papers. He has taken part in over 20 research, development, and industry projects (of which five as project leader). In the projects, he worked with industry, including APS Energia, TWERD Power Electronics, TRUMPF Huettinger, ABB, PSE, and Wave Dragon. The results of some projects carried out together with the representatives of the industry have been implemented in the production. Dr. Jasinski has been invited to act as a reviewer and a member of the Evaluation Committees for doctoral theses, habilitation, and employment at universities in Poland, Spain, Finland, Estonia, and Denmark. Most students who graduated under his supervision are currently working in their chosen field and enjoying professional success. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and currently holds the position of Chair of IEEE Poland Section (science 2024) and Past Chair of the Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Student and Young Professional (YP) Activity Committee – awarded in 2019 by IEEE YP Hall of Fame Award. In the years 2008 - 2012 he was Chair of the IES - Power Electronics Joint Chapter IEEE PS. Under his supervision, the IEEE PS Joint IES-PELS Chapter received the 2010 Chapter Activity Award.   He is an Associate Editor in IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine (IEM since 2016), IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics (JESTIE since 2019), and IEEE IES Industrial

Title of Keynote Speech

Smart Power Electronic Converters (SPEC) = Information and Energy Technology (IT+ET)

Abstract:  A personal information-processing device such as a Personal Computer (PC) surprises nobody. All its varieties, such as smartphones are commonly used. Automation and robotics are at the initial stage of its heyday. Such advanced technology is also beginning to enter other basic areas of life, such as agriculture, education, and medicine, including rehabilitation, and hopefully in case of physical rehabilitation of people in a post-traumatic coma. Modern technologies such as Zero Energy Buildings, IoT, the Internet of Energy, Industry 5.0, Smart Grids including AC+DC microgrids, artificial intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, etc. are dynamically developing. However, a technological gap can be noticed here! Namely, there is not an inexpensive personal device for transforming and storing energy, capable of driving an electric machine, which is the driving force behind the development of our civilization. Such a device should be adapted to many tasks, from basic ones, i.e. obtaining and storing energy from renewable sources, and transforming it into a useful form through compatibility with the concept of the Internet to artificial intelligence and human-machine system.

The development of personal Smart Power Electronic Converters (SPEC) with a drive and energy storage will make it possible to use it in many places and areas of life. Thanks to power electronics, it will be possible to provide electricity to the neediest in third world countries, as well as to use it in exoskeletons or physical rehabilitation of people in a post-traumatic coma. Power electronics with energy storages can be compared to the digestive system of our body. Thanks to it, we will obtain, process, and store energy, and if necessary, thanks to advanced data collection, sensing, and control methods, we will drive an electric machine that can, depending on the needs, pump water from a deep well during a drought in Africa or control the exoskeleton arm supporting a movement of the limb during rehabilitation.

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